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About the Course

Learn how debt and equity can be used to finance infrastructure investments and how investors approach infrastructure investments! According to the OECD, the global infrastructure investment requirement by 2030 for transport, electricity generation, transmission & distribution, and water & telecommunications totals to 71 trillion dollars. This figure represents about 3.5% of the annual World GDP from 2007 to 2030. The European Commission estimated, that by 2020, Europe will need between 1.5 - 2 trillion Euros in infrastructure investments. Between 2011 and 2020, about 500 billion Euros will be required for the implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) program, 400 billion Euros for Energy distribution networks and smart grids, 200 billion Euros on Energy transmission networks and storage, and 500 billion Euros for the upgrade and construction of new power plants. An additional 38 - 58 billion Euros and 181 - 268 billion Euros in capital investment will be needed to achieve the targets set by the European Commission for broadband diffusion. Traditionally investments in infrastructure were financed using public sources. However, severe budget constraints and inefficient management of infrastructure by public entities have led to an increased involvement of private investors in the business. The course focuses on how private investors approach infrastructure projects from the standpoint of equity, debt, and hybrid instruments. The course concentrates on the practical aspects of project finance: the most frequently used financial techniques for infrastructure investments. The repeated use of real life examples and case studies will allow students to link the theoretical background to actual business practices. In the end of the course, students will be capable of analyzing a complex transaction, identifying the key elements of a deal, and suggesting proper solutions for deal structuring from a financial advisor's perspective. Course Format The course will consist of lecture videos, readings, and talks given by guest speakers. Although we do hope you will attend the entire course, it is possible to just focus on single topics. Suggested Readings The course is designed to be self-contained, there are no obligatory readings that must be acquired outside of the course. For students interested in additional study material, you may refer to: • Gatti Stefano, "Project Finance in theory and practice", Academic Press, 2nd edition, 2012....

Top reviews


Dec 27, 2020

very useful course I learned a lot of things related to project finance, the instructor was good as well. I just wanted to know if there is a list of the meaning of the key words used in the course.


Aug 19, 2020

I enjoyed the course. The material is well explained, good details and examples. Gives a good base of Project finance with focus on the insfrustructur phases and the relevant risks and solutions.

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By Hartono S

Jan 9, 2017

A crash course on infrastructure finance and investment, highly recommended!

By James B B

Jan 19, 2017

This is a must take for every infra system investment and financing manager

By Stéphane C

May 2, 2020

Excellent overview of project finance techniques and their implementation.

By Alexey P

Sep 27, 2020

This is a good course for learning all aspects of infrastructure finance.

By M C

Oct 29, 2017

Good introductory content. Video specially made. Worth the $49 investment

By Marida N

Jun 9, 2022

What an insightful course. The course was well structured and presented.

By Stefano Z M

Dec 26, 2020

Excellent course, very well structured and presented by Professor Gatti.

By Pranav C G

Oct 14, 2020

I am very confident at project financing after going through this course

By Jaime R

Oct 7, 2019

Great introduction to project finance with very interesting case studies

By Fernando P

Jun 24, 2019

Great course providing a very comprehensive overview on project finance

By Gilles T

Aug 23, 2019

Very helpful. A 360° view of the infrastructure project finance world

By Giorgio C

Mar 5, 2024

Corso interessante e ben fatto, è stato davvero un piacere seguirlo!

By Hernán D Z G

Nov 9, 2023

Excelente curso, muy claro y con gran información y casos prácticos.

By Md. T K

Jul 9, 2022

Course materials are very good. A lot of things to learn. Thank you.

By Cheung C H

Jun 20, 2017

Excellent explanation of topics coupled with real life illustrations

By Rubén A L

Nov 9, 2020

Thank you for your explanations and videos. I t was a useful course

By Mohammed A D

Sep 23, 2019

It was an interesting course, well presented and not boring at all.

By Eduardo R

Jul 9, 2017

It was an excelent course, thanks to the proffesor and institution.

By Marcelo G L

Nov 17, 2016

Excelent and well teached! Bocconi delivered a high quality course.

By Looi C S

May 24, 2020

Insightful and clear explanation that makes it easy to understand.


Apr 22, 2020

Very good and interesting course, well presented by the Professor.

By Landelin N

Sep 4, 2023

the content

of the course was well articulated

and understandable

By Athenkosi G

Apr 30, 2020

The course is made easy through the provision of practical exams.

By Jaime C

May 24, 2017

Terrific training, I got a real understanding of Project Finance.

By Pishenbay U

Sep 13, 2017

Great course with insigtful content and knowledgeable lecturer!